Imation Rolls Out NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance At VMworld

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Today at VMworld, Imation introduced the NST4000, a new hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads.

Interview: Dirk Slama on the Future and the Internet of Things

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In this special guest feature, ISC Big Data conference chair Sverre Jarp discusses the Internet of Things with Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software. In his keynote presentation on October 1, Slama will be focusing on how the IoT is enabling new business models and services, stressing particularly on the key success factors and present a framework that he believes will help enable that success.

SGI’s New German Subsidiary is an SAP Center of Excellence

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Today SGI announced that the company has opened a new subsidiary called SGI GmbH that will operate as an SAP Center of Excellence in Heidelberg, Germany as part of a strategic move to more closely support SAP business initiatives.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the new TPCx-HS benchmark for Big Data. Designed to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation methodologies, TPCx-HS is the industry’s first objective specification enabling measurement of both hardware and software including Hadoop Runtime, Hadoop Filesystem API compatible systems and MapReduce layers.

Manifest Insights: A Single Pane of Glass for your Data

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Manifest Insights is an exciting new Startup from Portland. “We are a data consulting and visualization company. We help companies gather together data from all the different sources where it may be and bring it together in a both easy to use and powerful dashboard, where they can slice and dice and view the data.”

Interview: Dolphin Speeds Business with Data Volume Management for SAP HANA

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“Dolphin helps companies manage data volume and optimize processes so they can balance the performance and processing capabilities of SAP systems against the cost of running those systems. We develop a data volume management strategy so our customers can keep business critical data in SAP HANA, to get the fast efficient processing they need, and move static or business complete data on to other storage where it is still accessible. With a data volume management strategy in place, our customers are better prepared to go live on HANA and improve their return on investment.”

Call for Participation: The Graph500 and Green Graph500 Lists!

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“The importance of Big Data processing is steadily growing. Numerous large-scale problems that represent social, physical, or financial interactions are most naturally modeled with graph representations. Such graphs requiring the processing and storage of billions of vertices and graph edges, high-performance graph computations to process them efficiently. The Graph500 list encourages the development of such large-scale high-performance graph processing systems and offers a forum to showcase and discuss the performance of various solutions.”

The Future of Unstructured Data Workloads

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Tashneem Maistry from Pivotal presents: The Future of Unstructured Data Workloads.

Mellanox Collaborates with IBM to Speed In-Memory Data Grids

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Today Mellanox announced a collaboration with IBM to deliver a high-performance infrastructure for NoSQL Databases and In-Memory Data Grids.

Slidecast: IBM Fellows Tackle Grand Challenges of Big Data

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“A common thread for many of this year new IBM Fellows is their commitment to developing solutions and practical applications in the field of Big Data and Analytics. IBM is a leader in the space – with 1500 Big Data and Analytics-related patents in 2013 alone, and $24 billion in investments since 2005 through both acquisitions and R&D – and these fellows maintain the drumbeat of momentum that has made IBM number one in Big Data market share for the second year running.”